VETERANS

Qi United offers many alternative holistic healing ways to face the challenges of today that assist in relieving harsh PTSD related issues such as depression, anger, anxiety and stress. We also proactively address chronic pain, weight loss, help improve sleep, and digestive issues. We have designed a post addiction after care program to help manage and re-programming new powerful positive habit loops for a healthy happy future.

 

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Services

  • Accupuncture
  • Obstacle & Strength Training
  • Cupping
  • Sports Massage
  • Meridian Alignment
  • NDA
  • Cold Immersion Therapy
  • Infrared Sauna

 

Classes

  • Qi Gong Academy
  • Breath Work / Editation
  • Mindfulness
  • Performance Breathing WHM
  • Qi Force Action Training Tui Na
  • Sound Bowl Therapy
  • Tapping
  • Yoga
  • Wuji
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Bo Staff
  • Hands On Healing

 

Lectures / Workshops / Events

  • Food Healing & Science
  • Smoothies For IFE
  • Cooking With Qi
  • Gut Health & The Brain Body Connection (What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health & Physical Health!)

 

Acupunture & Qi Gong:

Acupuncture has become part of the mainstream, and it’s benefitted millions of people in the west.  The growing interest in TCM can be used as a gateway to expand the healing of Veterans in need and can enable them to heal in more ways than acupuncture. Qi Gong can complement the acupuncture practice, and help increase the healing of Veterans. There is a focus in relieving anxiety, depression, anger and stress through the initial breath work we share, then continues through the (NADA ear acupuncture technique) and ultimately through Qi gong healing forms which can be done sitting or standing.

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Proactivity: Making the Veteran Part of The Process

We all know that millions of patients are turning to acupuncture for treatment for a wide range of ailments, one of the most important branches of Chinese Medicine — is Qi Gong. At its core, Chinese Medicine and acupuncture are intended to cultivate and improve the circulation of qi, but somewhere along the line, many seem to have forgotten that this is not merely a passive experience for the patient. Rather, healing is as much of a proactive effort as it is a receptive experience.

Acupuncture is an invaluable tool to help activate the body’s innate healing power from the outside in, but Qi Gong can be equally effective for enhancing the healing process from the inside out. We will share energy cultivation, activation then circulation for a positive and powerful experience. We will guide with great care our Veterans on their own internal journey with simple yet effective Qi Gong practices. Through merging acupuncture and Qi Gong, we can work together as a unified team for the Veterans highest expression of health.

Breath Work

The importance of finding the still point within and learning how to be the calm in the storm can be quite daunting for many. We have been teaching specific proven techniques for over 10 years to over 75,000 people across the country that have been passed on from the masters as far as China, Holland and from the top experts here in North America. Effective experiences stem from the Tumo abdominal style breath work utilized by the Monks in the Himalayas. The Fire focus meditation take from the province of Chengdu China, the 9-breath method from the Far east & the Pranayama breath empowerment or Warriors Breath technique in India specifically from the Vedic system are utilized daily to be an effective tool for our Veterans. It is all about changing the state of mind through the power of the breath. By first altering your breath pattern then adjusting your posture you can transform your mind body connection thus outlook to overcome negative thought and patterns. This is reinforced by mindfulness techniques and getting into a physical flow activation to strengthen the muscles and to create a positive outlook in life.

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Recovery

The stress from life and work including the pursuit of trying to stay fit puts demands on the body causing us to be tapping into the sympathetic nervous system constantly. Here we are creating cortisol in the body and continuing the breakdown of our entire physiology. No wonder we are exhausted and gaining weight no matter what we try and can't seem to get ahead! As much time or emphasis, we put on training or in the pursuit of success we also need to find the balance. How do we do this? First things first, breathe! Qi United shares how to shift gears and tap into the parasympathetic nervous system upon command. The rest and digest mode are attainable and we can begin to allow the fascia to mend itself back and the let the body repair itself. We encourage the use of heat and hot sauna use to flush toxins, increase circulations and to relieve stress. Just as important if not more is the use of cold immersion therapy. The many benefits of the cold can be given on a daily through what we call the a.m. power showers. Extremity training has been proven to be a powerful mental tool to overcome fear and anxiety. This illustrates resilience not just mentally but in the physical body.

 

Herbology

Herbal therapy is important in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of symptoms and complaints. The aims of Chinese herbal therapy are to help you regain balance in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. Chinese herbs may be used to:

  • Decrease cold/flu symptoms
  • Increase your energy
  • Improve your breathing
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve your sleep
  • Decrease pain
  • Improve menopausal symptoms
  • Help regulate menstrual cycles (if infertility is an issue)
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Chinese herbal therapy can also be valuable following cancer treatment to aid the body’s recovery from the after-effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chinese herbs are useful in the rehabilitation from many chronic diseases, as well. Chinese herbal therapy may be recommended when you have multiple symptoms or symptoms that are hard to pinpoint, or if you have exhausted traditional medical options and nothing seems to help. Chinese herbal medicine may also be useful when you need therapy to counteract side effects of prescription medications. Finally, Chinese herbal therapy is beneficial as preventive medicine.

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Nutrition

Research shows that nutrition is much better at improving mental health than prescription medication. We need to get serious about the critical role played by nutrition. Nutrition matters and poor nutrition is a significant risk factor for the development of mental illness. Current prescriptions are only effective on a short-term basis, however on a long-term basis medication can not only be ineffective but even detrimental. Now micro-nutrients are found to be effective on those suffering with ADHD, depression & bi-polar disorder. Not only are the micro-nutrients more effective but are much less expensive than current medication on the market today. In conclusion, nutrition is a safe and viable way to avoid, treat and lessen mental illness.

NAD IV Therapy & Patches

One of the newest holistic treatments in the field of addiction recovery is an amino acid therapy, known as NAD IV therapy. Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a metabolic co-enzyme and is charged with the important job of structuring, repairing, and remodeling every cell in the body. These specialized enzymes require constant replenishment in the body. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol abuse prompt the human brain to reorganize, particularly on a cellular level. This process, known as neuroadaptation, is directly responsible for addiction-related brain damage and depletion of neurotransmitters. NAD IV therapy is said to replenish the drained enzymes and target brain restoration.

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NAD IV therapy usually requires one infusion per day for a period of ten days. A facility physician develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient, including the precise NAD mixture. At the beginning of each day, a trained nurse will insert an IV and begin to slowly infuse the NAD mixture. Withdrawal symptoms reportedly begin to subside in just a matter of minutes.

Patients are able to comfortably relax while the formulation is delivered over a period of approximately eight hours. Some reports indicate NAD therapy can reduce withdrawal symptoms by 70-80 percent, though there are no hard facts to support this claim.

Between the fourth and eighth day, patients typically report feeling better, with increased mental clarity. However, it is important to note that patients must complete each infusion process in order to eliminate or minimize cravings. More importantly, after receiving NAD IV therapy, each patient must deal with the psychological aspects of addiction, otherwise a relapse is inevitable.

NAD IV therapy treatment does seem to produce positive results among patients struggling with addiction. Early data seems to indicate the highest success rates with NAD are among alcohol and opiate addicts.

 

 

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